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Jack Ma Leads Tech’s Wealthiest In Asia: Including The World’s Richest Self-Made Woman

Forbes reports that 35 out of the world’s 100 richest tech billionaires – an annual list they’ve compiled since 2015 – live in the Asia-Pacific region. Predictably, China leads the way with 17 from the mainland, four from Hong Kong, and four more from Taiwan. Alibaba’s Jack Ma, who has led the list of the…

Inside UAE: Interview with AMCHAM ABU DHABI CHAIRMAN SHARIEF FAHMY

Sharief Fahmy is Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi and has served since 2016. He also serves as CEO of Middle East General Enterprises (MGE), a Private Holding Company that provides business and investment solutions to the international business community in an array of specialties. Prior to MGE, Sharief was CEO of…

Big Opportunities, Changes, and Risks for Global Entertainment

By Julian Leuthold

A lot has happened over the last year in terms of elections and the trade landscape. What should matter most to movie studios and the global content industry in general? For the MPAA’s member studios, three-quarters of box office revenue now comes from overseas. Though we are not always thought of in this way, the…

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Southeast Asia: Best Kept Secret for Growth and Opportunity

By Julian Leuthold

“The ASEAN region has seven “unicorn startups” What do you see as the biggest opportunities and biggest risks in 2017 for U.S. businesses in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region? Despite uncertainty in the global environment, the ASEAN region is forecasted to have an average rate of growth above 5 percent GDP per…

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